KDLT Home KDLT on Facebook KDLT on Twitter Get the KDLT iPhone App Get the KDLT Android App

View Of Organ Donation Shifting In Lakota Culture



Bookmark and Share

Researchers, tribal elders and health care professionals are working to bridge the gap between the decline in Native American health and living organ donations.
 
An associate professor at South Dakota State University's College of Nursing, Nancy Fahrenwald is collecting information from Native American dialysis patients on three reservations and providing education about the benefits and risks of living kidney donation.
 
The effort is in response to a long-held Lakota belief that living organ donations are not only physical sacrifices, but spiritual ones. That perspective prevents some Native Americans on dialysis from discussing donations with family members.
 
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe member Jerry Clown's kidneys are failing. He says that he hopes a family member will offer him a kidney because he can't bring himself to ask.
< Prev Story Back To Top Next Story >
     

Clerical Error Delays 4th Tea Bond Vote   story with video

Tuesday was supposed to be a big day at the polls for the residents of Tea ...

Radisson Suspends Vikings Sponsorship

The Radisson hotel chain is suspending its sponsorship of the Minnesota ...

SD Gets $1.2M For Unemployment Insurance Programs

South Dakota has received more than $1. 2 million from the U. S. Department ...

Parents Learn About Social Media  Sep. 15

SD Inmate's Death Ruled A Homicide  story with video  Sep. 15

Discipline Vs. Child Abuse: Where's The Line?  story with video  Sep. 15

South Dakota Teen Loses Her Battle With Cancer   story with video  Sep. 15

SD Board Adopts New Physical Education Standards  Sep. 15

Keystone XL Operator Asks For PUC Recertification  Sep. 15

Sioux Falls Mayor Travels To ND Oil Boomtown  Sep. 15

SF Officer Injured In Motorcycle Accident Released From Hospital  Sep. 15

SD Prison Inmate Death Ruled A Homicide  Sep. 15

Police Find Missing Sioux Falls Teen  Sep. 15

Slice Of Black Hills National Forest Being Sold  Sep. 15

Alcohol-Related Problems High In Rapid City  Sep. 15

South Dakota Bucks Trend Of Dwindling Sales Tax  Sep. 15

Nugent Holds Youth Outdoors Camp In South Dakota  Sep. 15

Officials Seek Input On Deadwood Visitor Center  Sep. 14

SF Regional Airport Celebrates 75 Years  Sep. 14

Children's Museum of SD Celebrates Birthday  Sep. 14

KDLT News Archive
     

South Dakota Teen Loses Her Battle With Cancer   story with video

A South Dakota community is mourning the loss of one of ...

SD Prison Inmate Death Ruled A Homicide

A death certificate filed with the Minnehaha County ...

Police Find Missing Sioux Falls Teen

Sioux Falls Police say they found a teenage girl who had been ...

SF Officer Injured In Motorcycle Accident Released From Hospital  Sep. 15

Slice Of Black Hills National Forest Being Sold  Sep. 15

Sioux Falls Mayor Travels To ND Oil Boomtown  Sep. 15

SD Board Adopts New Physical Education Standards  Sep. 15

SD Inmate's Death Ruled A Homicide  story with video  Sep. 15

KDLT News Archive
     

Roosevelt bats sweep Mitchell   story with video

The top-ranked Roosevelt softball team swept 2 from Mitchell Monday night at Sherman ...

Vining, Lincoln lead Boys City Golf after 36  story with video

Tommy Vining shot a second round 71 at Willow Run to take a 5-shot lead over ...

Lundquist Passing Life & Roncalli's Tests  story with video

ABERDEEN, S. D.   --  Rushing is the trademark of Aberdeen Roncalli ...

Vikings statement on Adrian Peterson  Sep. 15

Vikings Reinstate Peterson After Abuse Charge  Sep. 15

Parsley's Pick Six Leads Northern To Victory  story with video  Sep. 14

Gridiron Greatness: September 14th, 2014  story with video  Sep. 14

Coyotes Can't Escape Bear Trap (Again)  story with video  Sep. 14

KDLT Sports Stories
     
Back To Top